Obituaries

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17
Jun

James Melvin “Red” Shadow

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17
Jun

John Beauford Tims

John Beauford Tims, 67, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Monday, June 9, 2014, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. John was a veteran of the United States Navy and served two terms as a councilman in Georgetown. He also served as a volunteer fireman for ten years in Georgetown. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 12, at Corinth Baptist Church of Winnfield with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. 
Interment followed in the Old Ramah Cemetery of Ashland under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death  by his parents, Ted and Francis Tims; one brother, James R. Tims; and a grandson, Donald Blake. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Vivian Darlene Tims of Georgetown; two daughters, Sandra Tims and Shannon Blake and husband Q. T., all of Georgetown; one son, Sam Tims and wife Shay
Tue
10
Jun

Doris Jean Esters Bjorn

Tue
10
Jun

Scott Winfield Flower

Scott Winfield Flower, 86, of the Sharptown Community near Jena, passed from this life on Friday, June 6, 2014. He was born on Sunday, February 19, 1928 in Portage, Wisconsin to the union of Frank and Maude Calkins Flower. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Curtis Thornton officiating. Interment followed in the Tidwell Cemetery in the Sharptown Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Pamela Johnson; four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Ramona Ann Walker Flower of the Sharptown Community; three sons, Dean Flower of Milwaukee, WI, David Flower of Grafton, WI, and Dale Flower of Jena; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim Randall, Buddy Dupree, Chevy Thornton, Johnny Wayne Bradford, Lester Francis, and Donny Richardson
Tue
10
Jun

Shawna Kay Lizana Cockerham

Shawna Kay Lizana Cockerham, 43, of Tullos, died unexpectedly around 8 p.m., Sunday night at a hospital  in Shreveport. Shawna was married to Scott Cockerham of Tullos, and was the daughter of Marie Lizana ot Tullos and
the late Huey Lizana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday but will be announced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. 
 
 
Tue
10
Jun

Betty Lou Nelson

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10
Jun

Betty Lou Nelson

Tue
10
Jun

Peggy Sue Boyett Vickers

Peggy Sue Boyett Vickers, 48, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Christus Highland Medical Center in Shreveport following a brief illness. She was born August 2, 1965 in Urania to the union of her parents, Quincy and Elvira Boyett. Peggy Sue was a teacher and was truly called into her  profession. She taught children with autism and gave of herself, giving love, devotion and understanding to each and every one of her students. Peggy was a unique lady, she gave continually of herself to all those around her. Her family and her students were the light of her life. She was employed with the LaSalle Parish School System and was a faithful and devoted member of Zion Hill Baptist Church near Olla. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, from the sanctuary of Zion Hill Baptist Church near Olla with the Revs. Denver McBroom and LaVurle Shell officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

Tue
10
Jun

Jonny Medrano

Jonny Medrano, 67, of Trout, passed from this life at 12-noon on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home. He was born December 27, 1946 in Georgetown, Texas, to the union of his parents, Leo Medrano and Natalie Valdez Medrano. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 21, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Olla. 
 
 
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10
Jun

Carrie Eloyse Roark Bryan

Carrie Eloyse Roark Bryan, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Beaumont, Texas. She was born June 7, 1921 in Olla to the union of Clarence and Ella Roark. Mrs. Bryan had recently  moved to Beaumont after residing in Groves, Texas, for many years and was a longtime member of Port Arthur First Chuch of the Nazarene. “Granda”, as she was known by so many, graduated from Jena High School  in 1940. She had a deep love for her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with them. She had a passion for writing and penned many stories of her childhood and family through the years. Her quick wit will be missed by family and friends. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at the Aimoch Baptist Church in the Aimoch Community with Rev. Todd Whittington officiating. Interment followed in the Aimoch Baptist Church cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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